Whether it's a smartphone, printer or monitor, almost all electronic products require a CE marking before they can be sold in the European Union. There are many directives and regulations that manufacturers must comply with on their own responsibility. This means that the manufacturing company is obliged to carry out a conformity assessment, issue a declaration of conformity and mark the products with the CE mark. Only then may the product be placed on the market and put into operation. This has its pitfalls: The authorities repeatedly take products off the market that are not only inadequately marked, but also have formal defects in some cases and serious technical defects in others.
To help companies find their way through the jungle of directives and regulations, this new guide provides a compact nine-step description of the tasks you have to perform in the context of CE conformity for your products - before the start of sales, during sales and from the end of sales. In addition, an introductory section summarizes general information on the CE mark and explains the tasks of the other economic operators (authorized representatives, importers, distributors, fulfillment service provider).